A Healthy Workplace Starts In the Janitor's Closet

Is Your Workplace Healthy?

We all want to live and work in a safe and sanitary environment. In light of the recent covid-19 outbreak, we have become more aware of the importance of cleaning (and disinfecting) the surfaces we touch in our workplaces. While no facility can be made “germ free”, janitorial companies can utilize modern cleaning and disinfection practices to create a safe and healthy work environment for your business.

Much of the equipment and cleaning practices in current use have become outdated because they are less effective at removing germs. This is because science has uncovered three disturbing facts:

1. Surfaces that look clean are not always free of germs.

2. Cleaning incorrectly can actually cause germs to spread from one area to another.

3. Certain types of cleaning equipment and supplies actually encourage the spread of germs.

The important takeaways are this: surfaces that look clean can still contain enough germs to cause an illness to spread. And, even though it may look like someone is cleaning and disinfecting your facility, they may unknowingly be spreading germs around because they aren’t using the right cleaning methods and or equipment.

So, how can you know if your cleaning company is removing sufficient amounts of germs from the surfaces they clean? First, inspect the janitor’s closet for outdated commercial cleaning equipment and supplies.

What's in your janitor's closet?

A janitorial closet that is well organized and kept clean provides a clue that your janitorial company is doing its job properly. But, the type of equipment and supplies you find inside your closet can uncover the real reason you’re not reducing employee absenteeism.